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January 23, 2009 at 2:51 am #405629
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meatloafmania12

I had this idea a few weeks ago, and I would like to animate it. I would also like to help with the direction of photography. I am good at making dramatic shots. If we could get a video chat going, we could talk to each other and get the perfect shot.

January 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm #405636
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Mousequeso

OMG!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!

I SO want to do this, I am ALL IN.

OK, ok compose yourself…

now, I have a few things I can offer. 1st I am a capable writer and I ALREADY HAVE A FULL SCRIPT… kinda. you see, my father is a unpublished author, he have written many books and short stories. we could totally use one of his books/ short stories. and I would be willing to adapt it to into a script. He writes since fiction BUT not space scifi, so we wouldnt have to use the CGI to much.

Doc, I know your gone so I dont wanna jump the gun with this cause its kinda your project. but I would be intrested in helping you orginize this. if you want I can lay out a structure for this project.

any ways. the olny thing I ask is that if we use one of his stories we put a credit right at the beging, something like “based on the novel by (my fathers name)”

these two stories are the olny ones he ever put on the internet, I would like anyone interested to read them. you can contact my father thru his E-mail if you wish to comment on them, try to keep it profesinal, but it dosent have to be brief.

http://www.fudgelady.com/Steve/taking_the_plunge.htm
http://www.fudgelady.com/Steve/prince_of_toys.htm

anyways, well see what happens with that

January 25, 2009 at 9:38 pm #405662
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brickfilms-r-us

I’m in!

I’m great with editing, when we get to that :lol: . Not any of the FX per say, but composing it all together.

I’ll be on more, I haven’t been here in forever, so keep all of us posted.

If anyone needs to E-mail me it’s, brickfilms-r-us@live.com

January 26, 2009 at 12:43 am #405663
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Leonardo812

“brickfilms-r-us” wrote: I’m in!

I’m great with editing, when we get to that :lol: . Not any of the FX per say, but composing it all together.

What editing software are you using?

- Leo

January 26, 2009 at 1:03 am #405664
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brickfilms-r-us

Vegas 9, and when I get a mac (which should be soon I hope) I’m going to start using Final Cut.

January 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm #405670
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The Doctor

“maggosh” wrote: He can’t hear you…

Oh I heard, I yelled back and didn’t get a response…lol

Anyway, people, sad news.

The following is the email from LEGO®

“LEGO®” wrote: Dear Justin Letchford,
Thanks for getting in touch with us.

Your film idea sounds really good – thanks for telling us all about it.

Loads of people ask to use LEGO® sets in their films but we nearly always have to say no. We can only say yes if it’s an educational film or if it’s a project that no-one’s making any money from. It sounds like your film fits this description, so you can go ahead and use the LEGO sets.

I have to tell you about a few rules though:

1) There should be no derogatory reference to or inappropriate use of our product in the film (i.e. pornographic or violent content inappropriate for children, or that would otherwise portray an image of the LEGO Group that is contrary to our goals).

2) The film should be preceded by a disclaimer, “This film is not sponsored or endorsed in any way by The LEGO Group or its subsidiaries.” You should also include the statement: “LEGO and the brick configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group.”

3) There must be no commercial use of any of the versions of the film or final product. The film should only be used for educational or non-profit purposes.

4) Please adhere to the guidelines that we have provided in the ”Fair Play” section on our web site (www.LEGO.com) for use of our trademarks and copyrighted material. For example, always refer to LEGO in all capitals with a “circle R” trademark symbol after the word in any text. Also, our trademark should always be used as an adjective, not a noun. For example, you should say, “I have 5 LEGO® bricks.” LEGO products should not be referred to in a generic way, such as “LEGOS” or “lego’s”. Most importantly, you should not use the word LEGO in the title of the film.

Please get in touch if have any more questions. Good luck with it!

Happy building!

Arianna Polegato
LEGO Direct

If you wish to reply to this message, use the “Reply” button on your e-mail program. Please do not make any changes to the subject line, as this may lead to a long delay in responding to you.

We would like to invite you to tell us about your online experience with our Customer Service site. The following link will take you to a short survey that will provide us with information on what you thought about our service. We would love to hear from you! http://www.lego.com/eng/service/ContactUsSurvey.asp

If you wish to e-mail us again on another matter, please use our webform here – http://www.lego.com/service/contactus.asp

Did You Know?
The LEGO Group is Number 1 in the 2007 World’s Most Respected Companies survey!

LEGO System A/S, Aastvej 1, 7190 Billund, Denmark – Registry Court: Retten i Kolding, Domhusgade 24, 6000 Kolding, Denmark – Commercial Register Number: CVR 47458714 – General Managers: Christian Iversen, Lisbeth Valther Pallesen and Mads Nipper

Oh well, twas a nice idea.

We could always just do it and give it to some TV stations for free…

If not, this is dead.

[/quote][/spoiler]

January 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm #405671
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Hazzat

By that description, all YouTube partner brickfilmers should be taken down by TLG.

I never thought that there was actually going to be profit in this… Though now there certainly isn’t.

January 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm #405672
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brickfilms-r-us

^ but this just LEGO sets, that doesn’t mean it can’t be CGI or clay/latex, I mean with CGI there’s tons of different companies that manufacture building blocks so it’s just made of bricks not specifically LEGO bricks. And as for using clay/latex instead of bricks, yeah it get’s rid of that LEGOish feel, but general stop-mo is on the rise these days, with Wallace and Gromit, Coraline and probably tons others I can’t think of right now.

Just a thought.

EDIT: haha, yeah, I remembering getting almost the same E-mail when I had started a film that I planned to air on TV, because of that I never finished it.

January 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm #405673
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History500

Eh, Dang. I was hoping that it would actually work……. But I guess not.

January 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm #405674
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The Doctor

I think we could still do it, but we wouldn’t be able to receive any money. I’d have to front a bill without getting anything back, unless you guys would be willing to make a dontation.

Anyway, let’s keep talking about this.

We would only probably be able to have one screening and in my town only unfortunately.

So I say we do it, but we should go the extra kilometer and out a making of on the end of the film.

Anyone still interested?

January 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm #405676
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Hazzat

Yes. I don’t make money for my movies now* so this is hardly any different.

*cause stoopid YouTube won’t let me be a stoopid partner.

January 26, 2009 at 11:48 pm #405677
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brickfilms-r-us

Yeah.
I rarely paid and it’s usually with special projects and they would only pay for material and a small portion to me.

January 28, 2009 at 1:57 am #405686
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badgerboy

I think we should still go through with it.

January 28, 2009 at 2:16 am #405687
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The Doctor

So we’re still going to do this then.

Right, we still need a story.

January 28, 2009 at 3:32 am #405691
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HeAndHimStudios

“The Doctor” wrote: [quote="maggosh"]He can’t hear you…

Oh I heard, I yelled back and didn’t get a response…lol

Anyway, people, sad news.

The following is the email from LEGO®

“LEGO®” wrote: Dear Justin Letchford,
Thanks for getting in touch with us.

Your film idea sounds really good – thanks for telling us all about it.

Loads of people ask to use LEGO® sets in their films but we nearly always have to say no. We can only say yes if it’s an educational film or if it’s a project that no-one’s making any money from. It sounds like your film fits this description, so you can go ahead and use the LEGO sets.

I have to tell you about a few rules though:

1) There should be no derogatory reference to or inappropriate use of our product in the film (i.e. pornographic or violent content inappropriate for children, or that would otherwise portray an image of the LEGO Group that is contrary to our goals).

2) The film should be preceded by a disclaimer, “This film is not sponsored or endorsed in any way by The LEGO Group or its subsidiaries.” You should also include the statement: “LEGO and the brick configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group.”

3) There must be no commercial use of any of the versions of the film or final product. The film should only be used for educational or non-profit purposes.

4) Please adhere to the guidelines that we have provided in the ”Fair Play” section on our web site (www.LEGO.com) for use of our trademarks and copyrighted material. For example, always refer to LEGO in all capitals with a “circle R” trademark symbol after the word in any text. Also, our trademark should always be used as an adjective, not a noun. For example, you should say, “I have 5 LEGO® bricks.” LEGO products should not be referred to in a generic way, such as “LEGOS” or “lego’s”. Most importantly, you should not use the word LEGO in the title of the film.

Please get in touch if have any more questions. Good luck with it!

Happy building!

Arianna Polegato
LEGO Direct

If you wish to reply to this message, use the “Reply” button on your e-mail program. Please do not make any changes to the subject line, as this may lead to a long delay in responding to you.

We would like to invite you to tell us about your online experience with our Customer Service site. The following link will take you to a short survey that will provide us with information on what you thought about our service. We would love to hear from you! http://www.lego.com/eng/service/ContactUsSurvey.asp

If you wish to e-mail us again on another matter, please use our webform here – http://www.lego.com/service/contactus.asp

Did You Know?
The LEGO Group is Number 1 in the 2007 World’s Most Respected Companies survey!

LEGO System A/S, Aastvej 1, 7190 Billund, Denmark – Registry Court: Retten i Kolding, Domhusgade 24, 6000 Kolding, Denmark – Commercial Register Number: CVR 47458714 – General Managers: Christian Iversen, Lisbeth Valther Pallesen and Mads Nipper

Oh well, twas a nice idea.

We could always just do it and give it to some TV stations for free…

If not, this is dead.

[/quote][/spoiler][/quote]

Hmm… I’ve got no good ideas. I tried to creativly interpret it, but I got nothing. :(

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